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Post by The Voice on Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:40 pm

Some piece of poop broke into my house today and stole my precious
Prestige 250 and Corsair GT!! I have everyone around my area looking
out, but i was hoping to ask if anyone here happens to notice one of
these two guitars on ebay, craiglist, or the like, to please email me
at tfbrookes@gmail.com

If
i dont find them, ill be selling the remainder of my Westones,
including the Dimension IV, Prairie, etc.. i wont be able to even look
at them..

Life sucks...


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Post by Administrator on Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:32 pm

Very bad news. I don't suppose you happen to have any pictures of them to help us identify them if they show up? If not, then a description - colour, any stand out features such as unusual knobs or straplocks etc. would be helpful. Also, where abouts you are in the world (just roughly if you don't want to be too specific)

Best of luck, hope you get them back.


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Post by Steve777 on Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:05 pm

And of course serial numbers ! Bad luck mate ... feel for you !

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Post by Westbone on Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:17 pm

If I lost meTones, I for certain would sell the rest??? Keep your eye's peeled.

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Post by The Voice on Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:59 pm

Unfortunately, i do not know the serial numbers, but i can definitely ID them scratch for scratch. I know my babies inside out.. I am from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Again, i have many people, legit and otherwise, searching for them. I dont know if anyone here can do anything, but all i ask is for anyone to keep an eye out on any adds posted on kijiji, ebay, craigslist, ect.. and notify me asap..

I cant seem to upload any pictures... Ill email them to the webmaster here, and hopefully he or she will post them here.

I feel like garbage...

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Post by The Voice on Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:02 am

thank you.

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Post by Barry on Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:25 am

Cmin is also a member of the Mats forum and you can see his original post with more pix here: LINK

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Post by The Voice on Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:28 am

Cmin is one of my best buds. He serviced the 250 and brought it back home two days prior to its theft..

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Post by The Voice on Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:15 pm

Word around the neighborhood is that there is a rash of break ins happening around Halifax, concentrating on electronics and musical instruments. There have been 6 official complaints issued to the police, and more in the form of bulletins on telephone polls, kijiji/craiglist postings, etc. At first, I was out for blood, thinking it was someone i might have known, but in light of this new evidence, its highly unlikely that they will wind up in a pawn shop. There most likely is a stash house somewhere, meaning eventually the loot would be shipped out of the city to be fenced, in which case it would be completely gone.

I have friends in the police force helping me out, and some people in low places looking to the streets as well. What tears me up is that i know nothing will be able to replace these guitars, and i will not be able to face the remaining westones.. not to mention the fact of finding a new guitar that fits right, and attempting to start over..

Im sorry for the sob story, and ill be sucking it up after this post. Something I identify with has been taken from me, and i am trying to deal with accepting the fact that its gone..

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Post by norfolkngood on Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:41 pm

Sorry to hear of your loss Voice, hope you get them back.

I'm going to take this as a wakeup call to record the serial numbers of my guitars as well as taking photos of them.

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Post by Barry on Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:14 pm

No apologies needed The Voice; you've had your home invaded and something meaningful to you taken away. There many among us who'd go on a rampage and there would be blood in the streets if happened to us.

Since it sounds like a quick 'n' dirty "gang" doing the work, it's a safe to assume that they're also cheap bastards and these will eventually surface on CL or Kijiji. If they're at all organized they'll try and flog these in the big market areas, not in your town. All we can do for you is keep an eye out for these if they appear to surface in the greater Toronto or Montreal area.

Frenchy should be aware by now but drop him a PM just in case, and direct him to your posts. He's always searching and if they show up in his city I'm sure he'll spot them! I'll do likewise for the GTA. Maybe a shout out to anerobe (Ian) in Winnipeg, and anyone else on the "Left Coast" just in case these guys are well organized and move their stuff wa-a-ay outa town.

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Post by The Voice on Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:22 pm

Much appreciated man. Yeah, i figure they would be hocked out of the area, but ive spoken to the cops just an hour ago, and there have been more break ins today with more instruments missing, and there are reports of guitars going into pawn shops...

so it may be local, but it could just be some people bringing in their own guitars. Either way, the cops have alerted the pawnshops owners, so i bet you any money that if the shops are wise to there being stolen guitars pawned off in the city, they will keep it hidden in the back for a while until the heat goes away...

Let me know if you need any more info..

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Post by Frenchy on Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:59 pm

Hey there Voice!

I'll be keeping an eye out for them in Quebec and Montreal region.. them my hunting grounds.... Sorry to hear about your instruments, sounds like a local thing to me and you might get lucky. Dont lose faith, they have to show up somewhere.

Every one should have pictures and serial #
one in a safe place on a back up cd/DVD
and one offsite (someone you know that does not live with you)

It's very handy....

Again, will keep my eyes open for these. Not many Westones in these parts to begin with, these will stand out.

P.

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Post by The Voice on Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:21 am

You are right about them standing out. I found them for sale on a local forum, and buddy saw my stolen westones add there and flipped them before the cops could do anything. I did get a name, picture, and the IP on which he posted the ad, but its all worth nothing unless we can put the stolen gear in his possession.

To hell with cops, its vigilantly time..

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Post by untune on Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:24 am

It's a start at least, but it may be time to break out a cricket bat with a breezeblock nailed to it and deal out some proper justice...

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Post by Warrn on Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:05 pm

Did you post on the forum that they were stolen? The buyer(s) might come forward and help out.

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Post by boutjp97 on Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:57 am

Don't believe it is yours, it's in Denver but thought I'd post just in case Prestige 250 LINK

And this just sold on ebay from NY Corsair LINK

Like I said I don't think either was your guitar but just in case wanted you to take a look, good luck finding them.

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Post by nasticanasta on Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:49 pm

ooo a corsair with the kahler that pivots... wow i'd love to have that one!..sorry i missed that one...
boutjp97 wrote:Don't believe it is yours, it's in Denver but thought I'd post just in case Prestige 250 LINK

And this just sold on ebay from NY Corsair LINK

Like I said I don't think either was your guitar but just in case wanted you to take a look, good luck finding them.

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Post by corsair on Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:12 pm

Just a wee bump here; any luck at all with this one??

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Post by caucajun on Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:28 pm

still nothing in bayou country. major sympathy from a fellow 250 basher.

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sorry for you loss

Post by crazyaxe50 on Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:31 pm

Get with the Crack Heads in your Hood!. they will know ware your guitar's are? or at the Crack house's for trade! look at everybody that is a user!!!! someone new there were guitar's in your house. I think , were your guitars the only stuff that was stolen? I have two westone & for sure i will wright down there number and photo's and keep them in a safe place......

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Post by axecollector on Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:24 pm

this is a sad thing to see my friend, i once had 2 guitars stolen from me to, 1 was my brand new 1st ever new guitar, my BC Rich Warlock, only had it for like a month, and the other was a late 60's National SG copy, both gone, and never found, i feel your pain. luckily my Warlock was bought on a credit card, and was insured, got a new one. i really wish you the best man, hope you find them, and kick the dickhead in the nuts for stealing them, thats what id do.

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Post by GtrGeorge! on Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:10 am

I saw this on ebay...THE VOICE..please have a look
and notice that the serial numbers are NOT on the guitar anymore.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1988-Westone-Corsair-XA-1430-Transition-Model-/200730150989?pt=Guitar&hash=item2ebc73084d


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Post by Iceman on Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:27 am

GtrGeorge! wrote:I saw this on ebay...THE VOICE..please have a look
and notice that the serial numbers are NOT on the guitar anymore.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1988-Westone-Corsair-XA-1430-Transition-Model-/200730150989?pt=Guitar&hash=item2ebc73084d


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Well Guitar George, you might know all the chords... now you just need to learn who some of the members are here on the forum. Smile

A very good deed you have done in alerting us to a possible lead, but that guitar auction you linked belongs to a member in good standing here (BrainFertilizer) and I highly doubt he is the culprit.

Kudos again however for your intentions. It's very reassuring to know there are more Good Sams out there. cheers

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Post by GtrGeorge! on Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:56 am

OOOOPS! You're right I NEED to learn everyone here. Apologies,indeed.

but fwiw:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1987-Westone-XA1430CR-XA-1430-Candy-Red-Corsair-EX-/110575875439?pt=Guitar&hash=item19bed5f56f


..I have had guitars stolen from me..and I suspect it is thre worst Karma on those bastards.
Anything I can do, to reunite hearts I will do. Its my way.

I hope this helps....or watch Ive done it again and have put another good guy in the wrong spotlight..ugh!!!

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Post by Iceman on Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:33 am

That link actually is to a guitar whose current owner is in la-la land about it's value.

He is located here in Minnesota and I have attempted to have deals done with him in the past. He has been rather inflexible on offers and compromise given the condition of what he sells, at least with me. This guitar (as well as a Genesis I) have been up on ebay for many, many months and he just keeps relisting every 30 days but his prices are still about the same.

More time than money, I guess...

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oh ok....

Post by GtrGeorge! on Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:26 am

oh ok...I get it.
Another guy who LOOKS at guitars, but doesn't play them. Oh well. Ive never understood that. But,ok it is his.....so thats the way it is. I saw a RedWestone Pantera go today for about 250...I lost it in the last 45 secs on ebay...but there was no return policy and it wasnt my color etc etc....I fee if Im gonna plunk down the cash its really should be exactly what I want. I dont want to modify things and repaint them etc...

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Post by Iceman on Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:41 am

I always smile a little when I see these auctions that still include "NO RETURNS" in the listing description. Each and every seller is now required by ebay to accept returns if initiated by the buyer, else the new money back guarantee that ebay touts would be worthless.

Hope you find your Pantera, GG... they are nice, nice, nice !

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.............

Post by GtrGeorge! on Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:13 pm

Iceman,
my problem is and its a good problem to have!!!) is that I love my white Pantera so much I don't want to take it to gigs..hence, looking for a 24fret Pantera backup....Did I mention I like H-S-S config.
So basically, its gonna be a while....
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Post by Iceman on Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:33 pm

GtrGeorge! wrote:Iceman,
my problem is and its a good problem to have!!!) is that I love my white Pantera so much I don't want to take it to gigs..hence, looking for a 24fret Pantera backup....Did I mention I like H-S-S config.
So basically, its gonna be a while....
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Thems is fightin werds,pardner....

Post by GtrGeorge! on Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:59 pm

Iceman,
I thought I would need to get some pics up here eventually. I will. I am not sure how easy that is to do at this forum, but I will.
I am still trying to find out more about my TRS (Trevor Rabin Signature) guitar. So maybe it will jog some memories (Tom Presly..you watching this thread??? I hope so.) Or anyone else who has a TR guitar. To be clear, my headstock reads Alvarez, but I consider it a Westone..is that acceptable etiquette around here?
So stay tuned..I will post em as soon as I can. It may takes a few days.

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Post by Iceman on Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:48 pm

Start a new thread in the Members section when you do, but most likely you have an AER version of one of these then...

http://www.westoneguitars.net/guitars/pantera-series/pantera-trevor-rabin-signature-models/

A few here have them as well. The Alvarez is the continuation of the line after Westone was dropped by SLM as a brand here in the USA.

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My Westone

Post by GtrGeorge! on Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:47 pm

My Trevor Rabin Signature Guitar, which I am humbled to own.
If know of another guitar like it, let me know..Id really like to have a backup. This is one special guitar, for obvious reasons. Like I said, I am humbled to own and play this guitar.
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My Westone

Post by GtrGeorge! on Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:53 pm

PM me at [ email address removed by adnim to discourage data miners] for some reason my pic is not uploading....size? Properties? anyway..neat guitar....thanks! Any suggestions about uploading photos to this site pls share, as there seems to be a trick or two I need to know!


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Post by corsair on Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:45 am

You can't upload pix until you reach a certain post count, and I haven't yet tracked that bit of the controls down, so either wait until you've reached that post count - and I don't even know what it is!!- or just post a link TP your online photo albums.

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Post by light01 on Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:29 pm

that's such a sad news very heartbreaking. Good luck to you! i hope you still find your westones Sad

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Post by Darren Bowers on Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:37 am

Nothing worse then a thief.liars n thieves. I pond my spectrum lx 198mbk to help an EX girlfriend & in hindsight it was a Huge mistake!!! If some1 stole my westone I'd wana hurt em! Sorry 4 ur loss! Obviously check pond shops.& the last person u'd ever expect!!!...sorry!!!!!!

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